- 1.1 (ability to understand) to be quick on the uptake agarrar or (especially Spain/especialmente España) coger* las cosas al vuelo to be slow on the uptake ser* duro de mollera 1.2 (response) (British English/inglés británico) respuesta (feminine) the uptake for the course has been disappointing el interés expresado en el curso ha sido decepcionanteMore example sentences
- The Public Health Minister said the vaccine remained the best form of protection against measles, mumps and rubella and most recent information suggested uptake was on the increase.
- He welcomed the recent improved uptake in the MMR vaccine, which currently stands at around 77% of the target population.
- In recent years uptake of the vaccination has decreased following claims it is linked to autism.
Here is a selection of useful words and phrases you will need in real-life situations while you're visiting Spain and other Spanish-speaking countries...
The Senado is the name of the upper chamber of the Spanish Cortes Generales, and the place where it meets. There are 250 senators, most of whom are elected every four years, at general elections, four from each province. A small number of senators are also elected by the autonomous governments.